The Master and Margarita (2 stars)

This article is from 2010.

The Master and Margarita

Atmospheric and exciting, yet a difficult to follow and rough performance

Staging as dense and convoluted a novel as Bulgakov’s masterpiece in 70 minutes necessitates ellipsis – so much, in this version from Oxford University Dramatic Society, as to make it very difficult to follow. The set is atmospheric and exciting, the idea of using live music and dance to bring this grotesque fable to life admirable, but the execution of the performances is too rough.

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The Master and Margarita

  • 2 stars

The Devil descends on Stalinist Moscow, wreaking havoc and reuniting two lovers: Master and Margarita. Black magic, anarchy, and a vodka-loving cat - OUDS presents a immersive production of Bulgakov's banned masterpiece, in a brand new adaptation from the Russian text. Written in secret when Bulgakov was blind, and…

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